My class is a group of 30 lively and enthusiastic transitional kindergarteners. All students are 4-5 years old and working together to prepare for kindergarten. We are the only transitional kindergarten class at our school. We are an inclusive classroom that has students with a wide range of abilities. Some of our friends are learning to read and write short words, while some are learning to write their name and use scissors. We encourage each other to grow and learn no matter where we are in our learning.
For many of these students, it is their first time in a classroom setting.
Many of them show huge growth by the end of the year both in their academics and in their social-emotional development. The focus in our classroom is to help students learn how to be students and to guide their social-emotional development. We accomplish this through play and hands on activities. We learn through singing, dancing, and playing. They are a class of students that is excited to learn and grow.
Kids are natural scientists. They love to investigate, explore, and experiment. This project will help give them the tools they need to further their learning. I will use the materials I have requested to revamp my science center. I will use the materials in small group centers for them to get more teacher-led hands on experience with our science content. The materials will also be out and available for students to use during our choice center time for students to explore as they wish. I will rotate the materials based on the themes we are learning about.
By donating to my project you will help inspire our youngest scientists.
My hope is by having out and rotating science materials for the students to explore, it will further their science enjoyment. With your help, the science center in my classroom can produce the future scientists of the world.
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